New Pride of Winnipeg - Group Co-Facilitator
Application Deadline: April 4, 2023 12:00am
Why volunteer your valuable time at Rainbow Resource Centre?
- To make connections within the 2SLGBTQ+ community and help foster a greater sense of belonging for people that utilize the Centre
- To learn more about the Centre and the resources, support and education we provide to the community
- To gain skills and work experience in group facilitation and activity management for which a professional reference will be provided
Title: New Pride of Winnipeg - Group Co-Facilitator
Purpose: New Pride of Winnipeg is a support group for gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, and questioning immigrants, refugees and newcomers that meet monthly at the Rainbow Resource Centre.
The Centre is looking for an individual with lived experience as a newcomer, who can work with the current facilitator of New Pride to help organize and lead the group.
Duties & Responsibilities: Organize content and activities to deliver to the group, schedule and promote meetings, manage group communications (email and social media), attend and facilitate meetings, establish and maintain a safe space for all participants including welcoming all first time attendees, manage group expenses and donations, model behaviours to maintain Centre shared spaces, liaise between the group and the Centre including providing monthly reporting, attend centre events as a representative of the group.
Time Requirement: 4 to 10 hours per month with meetings occurring 1 to 2 times monthly in the evenings and/or on the weekends (depending on your availability, group schedule and space availability).
Skills and Qualifications:
- Friendly, people-oriented, responsible, organized, reliable, adaptable.
- Has a basic understanding of heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and other oppressions and how these impact individuals, families, institutions and communities.
- Is familiar with resources available to 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers in Winnipeg.
- Is familiar with issues faced by 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers in Canada, and in the broader international community.
- Can supervise large groups, manage conflict, maintain confidentiality, actively listen, and effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Familiarity with Winnipeg’s immigration system & experience with immigration representatives are both assets.
- Experience facilitating events, planning group activities, and supervising groups of 10-20 people at a time are all assets.
Age Requirement: 18+
Start & End Date: April 2023 – April 2024 (1 year volunteer commitment with opportunity to renew)
Location: Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott St. R3L 0L3)
Direct Supervisor: Jonah Wilde - Volunteer Coordinator - 204-474-0212 x 206
- Volunteer Orientation + Role Specific Training (2-3 hrs)
Date to be determined.
“The Qube” @ Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott St. R3L 0L3)
- Review of Online Training Material (3 hours)
Application Deadline: April 4th, 2023
Submit a Volunteer Application (click here for a fillable PDF), cover letter & resume to:
Jonah Wilde, Volunteer Coordinator
Rainbow Resource Centre
Be sure to include “New Pride of Winnipeg Co-Facilitator Application” in the subject line of the email, and in your cover letter.
Note that New Pride of Winnipeg currently has an active facilitator, and we are looking for a single co-facilitator to work alongside them.
Rainbow Resource Centre is an equity-seeking organization who believes that our diversity makes us stronger. We encourage applications from LGBT2SQ+ community members who experience intensified marginalization due to personal identifiers tied to race, religion, cultural practice, refugee status, socio-economic status, age, ability, or otherwise.
We encourage folks with lived experience relevant to the position to apply (e.g. 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers to Winnipeg).
At any time during the application process, new volunteers are welcome to:
- utilize the Centre’s public computer, internet access, and no-cost printing;
- contact the Volunteer Coordinator for application guidance, as needed; and
- voice any and all accessibility concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator as they arise.